Your Call: The tangled web of (and giant gaps in) U.S. chemical regulations
On the April 4th edition of Your Call, we’re kicking off our week long series examining the toxic chemicals in our everyday lives.
There are more than 80,000 chemicals in the U.S. that haven’t been tested adequately for their health and environmental effects according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Companies don’t have to disclose the chemicals they use in their products, claiming trade secret protections. What’s being done to close these loopholes and ensure these chemicals are safe? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
Sharon Lerner, investigative reporter for The Intercept
Daniel Rosenberg, senior attorney at Natural Resources Defense Council
The Intercept: A Chemical Shell Game
The Intercept: New Teflon Toxin Causes Cancer in Lab Animals
Natural Resources Defense Council: Toxic Chemicals
New York Times: Chemicals Permitted in the U.S. but Banned in the E.U.
Center for Responsive Politics: Toxic Substances Control Act